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The response to the question below was authored by Marc Mitnick DPM

bump on foot

My son has developed a bump on side of his foot after playing a lot of basetball. It is swollen and is red and tender to the touch. He couldn't play his last game due to the pain. He doesn't remember twisting or hurting it.


Hi,
It looks like he may have irritated the tendon that attaches into the fifth metatarsal base. This can occur from wearing shoes that are too narrow and the constant pressure against that part of the foot.
You can wait a while to see if it "calms" down but more than likely you would be smarter to see a podiatrist because if nothing else, you can assume it will occur again next time he plays basketball for any length of time.
Marc Mitnick DPM

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Sep 30, 2018
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Same
by: Lydia

My son has the same thing. Its red but not painful to him. I was wondering what it is.

Jun 20, 2013
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lump on side foot
by: Anonymous

My daughter aged 10 has the similar lump. Hers is hard not redish but painful. she says sometimes it pricks within the lump. she complains of irritation on the foot and leg. She has had this lump for a month a half now. am worried

Mar 11, 2013
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Daughter - soccer player
by: Anonymous

My daughter has the same exact thing on her foot and she plays soccer 5 days a week..I went to the orthopedic and was told it's similar to severs disease in heels..and it occurs while they are growing.

Jan 10, 2011
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SAME THING
by: Anonymous

I have the same thing but not red or painful. I wonder or thought that flat feet may have something to do with it. I just had a baby in August and think this may have started while pregnant. What are some remedies?

Jun 02, 2010
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ahh!
by: Anonymous

I have the same thing. I'm trying to look for someone else who has had it and fixed it. It's not working out.

Apr 11, 2010
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Red Bump outside foor
by: Jody

MY 6 yr old son hit hit foot on the side of his foot (between pinky toe and heel- right in the middle of the outside foot). IT is a bit red and swollen, but he is not complaining about it. Been to the dr. twice...they have no idea. Was sent ofr an xray and blood test. Any suggestions?
Thanks! what ever happened with your son?

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